The roll is being held open, at this time, because Republican leaders did not exceed the 75% support of their own caucus, as they assured the Democrats, when they asked the Democrats to match their support for this measure. The vote is currently 54-43.
The totals have not changed for at least 15 minutes.
This was certified as a "Revenue Raising Measure" prior to the vote. The fact is, this is the highest tax increase in over 25 years, in Oklahoma. They are attempting to deny the citizens of a right to vote on it.
Speaker McCall is said to be in the Press box. Rep Cory Williams(Dem-Stillwater) just went over to listen... This is getting interesting...
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